Open Access Fund Terms and Conditions

At the end of the 2016/2017 fiscal year, Western Libraries closed its Open Access Fund permanently. Please see our page regarding the closure of our Open Access Fund for more details.

Open Access continues to be a central element of Western Libraries’ vision of future scholarship; however, an Open Access Fund no longer seemed the best way to support this transformational change in scholarly publishing. Our Financial Support for Open Access describes our current approach.

If you have questions about the closure of the Open Access Fund, making your work openly available, or Western Libraries’ ongoing support for Open Access publishing, please email